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Great Accra Region
Aerial View of Accra
Aerial View of Accra
Location of Greater Accra Region in Ghana
Location of Greater Accra Region in Ghana
 • Regional MinisterHenry Quartey
 • MayorMohammed Adjei Sowah
 • Total3,245 km2 (1,253 sq mi)
 • RankRanked 10th
 (2021 Census)[1]
 • Total5,455,692
 • RankRanked 2nd
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$5,150
GDP (Nominal)
 • Year2013
 • Per capita$2,500
Time zoneGMT
Area code030
ISO 3166 codeGH-AA
HDI (2021)Increase 0.707[2]
high · 1st

The Greater Accra Region has the smallest area of Ghana's 16 administrative regions, occupying a total land surface of 3,245 square kilometres.[3] This is 1.4 per cent of the total land area of Ghana. It is the most populated region, with a population of 5,455,692 in 2021, accounting for 17.7 per cent of Ghana's total population.[4][5]

The Greater Accra region is the most urbanized region in the country with 87.4% of its total population living in urban centres.[6] The capital city of Greater Accra Region is Accra which is at the same time the capital city of Ghana.

  1. ^ a b "Greater Accra Region". Archived from the original on 27 June 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "About GAR – Greater Accra Region". Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  4. ^ "Population & Housing Census 2010" (PDF). Ghana Statistical Service. Retrieved 31 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Greater Accra - Government of Ghana". Government of Ghana. Retrieved 19 May 2019.
  6. ^ Songsore, Jacob. "The Urban Transition in Ghana: Urbanization, National Development and Poverty Reduction" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 April 2016.

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